[[caption-width-right:345:Just call her the Comeback Queen.]]
Picture this: A young woman who fits all the criteria of being a popstar (good looks, great voice, stage presence, [[TheFashionista fashion blog darling]]) is being touted as the Next Big Thing. The magazines interview her about her upcoming album, the newspapers explain why she deserves to go international, and websites are starting to spread her name like wildfire. She's writing songs for the likes of Music/{{Jojo}} and Music/AshleyTisdale and even Music/DavidGuetta is lining up to work with her. Basically, she's the music industry's new ''it'' girl.

Suddenly, it all stops. Turns out the album is {{vaporware}}. Collaborations with other well-known artists are scrapped and no more promotion is invested into the artist. Not all that surprising, especially when your record label decides to invest more time into Music/BritneySpears.

But then that woman decides to audition for ''Series/TheXFactor''. By the virtue of the Australian public and under the tutelage of Music/GuySebastian, she ends up winning the competition. She now has a number-one single and an album released in time for the Christmas shopping frenzy.

This is the story of Samantha Jade Gibbs (born 18 April 1987).
* "Step Up" (from the [[Film/StepUp film of the same name]]) (Single) (2006)
* "Turn Around" (Single) (2007)
* "Secret" (Single) (2009)
* ''My Name Is Samantha Jade'' (Originally scheduled for a 2008 release before being cancelled for good)
* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Samantha Jade]]'' (2012)
* "Sweet Talk" (2014)
* ''Beneath the Blue'' (2010) - Kita
!!Samantha Jade shows examples of:
* AbsoluteCleavage: From cover art and publicity shots dating to 200709 during the promotion of her cancelled album. Of course, she is wearing [[OfCorsetsSexy a corset]]. The Absolute Cleavage and corset also make appearances in the "Secret" video.
* BareYourMidriff: Did this often in the mid-2000s. There's quite a lot of it on show in the "Step Up" video.
* BBCQuarry: The entirety of the video for "What You've Done to Me" was filmed in a quarry.
* CanonDiscontinuity: According to the Australian media, "What You've Done to Me" is her debut single. Hmmm...
* ChristmasSongs: "Christmas At Last", released to [=iTunes=] in 2012.
* CoverAlbum: All the songs on her debut are re-recorded versions of all the songs she performed on ''X Factor'' save for her winner's single, "What You've Done to Me".
* CoverVersion: She's done oh so many (comes part and parcel with being featured on a TalentShow), but her rendition of Music/KanyeWest's "Heartless" is considered her turning point. The song cemented her place in the competition and shot to number one on the iTunes chart.
** Her cover/performance of "Scream" by Music/{{Usher}} is also a turning point in the competition.
* TheCutie
* DreamTeam: Before ''My Name Is Samantha Jade'' was shelved, she was working with the likes of Wyclef Jean, Darkchild, Timbaland, Max Martin and [=StarGate=]. Now she's become an ''X Factor'' graduate, she's back to square one.
* GenreRoulette: Need SynthPop, pop-rock, [[ContemporaryRAndB R&B]] or dance? She's got the tunes.
* GoKartingWithBowser: She covers her former [[UnknownRival rival]] Britney Spears' song "Everytime" on her debut and is rather influenced by her.
* IncompatibleOrientation: "Secret" is about dating a closeted gay man.
* IntercourseWithYou: "I Need You Now".
* MelismaticVocals
* MsFanservice: Well ... she ''is'' a popstar.
* MulticoloredHair: Had blond streaks at the time of her win on ''X Factor''.
* NiceHat: On the "Secret" cover art.
* NiceGirl: A key factor in winning ''X Factor'' was her GenkiGirl attitude and her positive relationship with the judges, fellow contestants and fans.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis:
--> ''That's what you've! What you've! Done to me!''
* SillyLoveSongs: "What You've Done to Me", "Step Up", "Turn Around" and a song that was eventually given to Jojo called "Secret Love".
* SpiritualSuccessor: "The new Music/KylieMinogue" has been mentioned, a couple of times, as well as Music/LeonaLewis. She could also be described as Creator/JessicaMauboy on steroids. Meanwhile, her new material has garnered comparisons to Music/KellyClarkson.
* [[StageNames Stage Name]]: Her full name is Samantha Jade Gibbs.
* TalkyBookends: The video for "Secret" extends the song by nearly two minutes with footage of suspects being rounded up into an interrogation room.
* ThreeMinutesOfWrithing: "Step Up" video - Samantha Jade writhing [[DancingIsSeriousBusiness in a street]]. "Turn Around" video - Samantha Jade writhing [[BeachEpisode on a beach]]. "Secret" video - Samantha Jade writhing on a stage, in a dressing room, against a wall, in an interrogation room...
* VideoFullOfFilmClips: The "Step Up" video has Sammy dancing intercut with clips from the ''Step Up'' movie.